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Great story Tim! Well we do have some friends in common. I was at Larry Walker's house for dinner while we were at the Historics at Monterey along with Paul and Chris and our other pal Tom Rakestraw. Paul had mentioned to me that Larry and his wife requested Kimberly and my presence for a Wine-B-Que. We had a blast, Larry has a beautiful home and spares no expense hosting a party.
Larry's driveway was the epitome of highly restored BMWs! Paul's 3.8csi, Tom's 3.0 csl, Chris's 3.0 csl, Larry's perfect 2002, and the bastard child (4dr) my M5! Quite a sight. Funny that Chris never mentioned that he was selling the car and when I got back from my trip and saw the car it had been on ebay the whole time we were in Monterey! I was also chasing that car at the same time Chris was, but he snagged it quick! We did have a conversation about that too.
Paul and I actually went to high school together and I spend every Saturday morning with he and Tom down at the local car show at Starbucks.
I was also suprised at the amount of money Chris got for the B6, but yes it is all good for the rest of us.
You were right about the condition of the car and I think you probably received it in better condition than I would have. It needed paint and some serious sorting. Paul let me drive it and the car was let's say, less than perfect and in retrospect even though I was upset about seeing the car go, I am quite happy that I found the M5. I still longed for the Alpina though so that's why I created my own.
I can't believe you found an Alpina Ti! Jeez, I thought B9s were rare!!! Anyway, I hope you sell your babies in time for your new arrival.
Best to you, and I will tell Paul you said hi. He is on his way back from Germany tomorrow.